Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we’re all at home a lot at the moment, but that’s no reason to deny ourselves a bit of retail therapy. Although it’s a less than ideal time to head to the mall and try out new products, that doesn’t stop us from shopping online. One of the most convenient ways to treat yourself is monthly subscription boxes. These allow you to try a range of products each month and see what works for you, all from the safety of your own home. Some boxes contain a range of products hand-selected by experts each month, which is perfect for discovering new products for your makeup cases, whilst some allow you to make your own selections, ideal for those who know what they want.
Curated Wine Subscription Service: Winc
It may be a little inconvenient to head to the wine bar at the moment, but don’t let that stop you from enjoying the occasional glass at home! Winc sends members a different wine every month from as little as $13 per bottle. Upon signing up, Winc asks you to answer six questions to establish your palate and preferences. They then send you wines that match your palate, which you can rate online to help inform their future recommendations. What’s more, if you don’t like a wine you’re sent, you don’t have to pay!
Monthly Activewear Outfits: Ellie
The best part about working out is having an excuse to buy new clothes. Ellie is a subscription service that sends you one activewear outfit every single month. Carefully curated by experts, their outfits are stylish and functional, so you can both look and feel good when you work out. Ellie offers three subscription types starting at $39.95 per month: 2 item boxes (typically a top and a pair of bottoms), 3 item boxes (generally a top, a pair of bottoms and a sports bra) and 5 item boxes (a top, pair of bottoms and a sports bra as well as two fitness accessories), so there is something for everyone. The collections for each month are announced online ahead of time, and if you are not a fan of the items on offer, you are free to skip a month.
Designer Perfume Box: Scent Magic
Scent Magic is the ideal subscription box for those looking to explore new fragrances. Going into stores and sampling perfumes can be difficult in the current climate, but buying a full-size perfume online without sampling it is a big risk. Scent Magic allows you to try out an 8 ml (0.27oz) bottle of a designer perfume of your choosing each month for $14.95 per month ($11.21 for your first month). Alternatively, if you’re not sure what scent to choose, you can always let Scent Magic’s experts choose for you. If you fall in love with a fragrance they send and decide that will be your signature scent, it is easy to suspend or cancel your subscription.
Handcrafted Foods: Goldbelly
For all you foodies out there, why not try a monthly subscription box full of America’s most exclusive, handcrafted foods? Goldbelly’s team curates each box with the most mouth-watering foods from across the country. Some months’ boxes will be packed full of sweet treats, while others will be satisfyingly savory. The service costs $79.99 per month, and each box contains enough food to serve upwards of 4 people, so no excuses not to share with friends and family!